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About the Founders Company

The Worshipful Company of Founders of the City of London was one of the early medieval guilds formed to promote the interests of its members and to ensure high standards of quality and workmanship in articles of bronze and brass. The Founders' Company was granted its formative Ordinances by the Court of Lord Mayor and Aldermen on 29th July 1365  and there is evidence of a more informal existence prior to this date.

Today, more than 650 years later, the Founders' Company continues to support research and education in related disciplines and in industry, and fulfills its role in supporting the City of London.

The Company also helps to promote technical education and research in areas relevant to the foundry industry and awards bursaries, and scholarships, to students.  Support for education is also given at secondary schools with which the Company has close historical ties. 

The Company's current Master, Wardens, IPM and Clerk are detailed on the Who's Who page.